Heavy, long period

by Amanda
(Georgia)

My baby is 15 months old now and is still Brest fed. I started my period last month and it was very short(1.5 days).

I am now on my second period and it has been incredibly heavy. I'm going through a super tampon every two hours for TEN days now and there is no sign of letting up!!!!

Cramping the whole time, too! When should I start worrying about the amount of blood lost! I hate this! I also do not have insurance and cannot just go get a check up whenever I want.

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Apr 02, 2014
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my experience
by: May

Hi

It is normal for your body to go through that, it is leveling itself out again. I, myself, had the same issues when I first started getting my periods again. I had terrible cramps, more blood than usual and longer bleeding periods. It was like this for about 6 months after I started my period. Now everything has gone back to normal again. I would just give it some time.

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irregular period question

by violet
(south africa)

I'm breastfeeding all the time.

When my son was 8 months my period returned, but on January the beginning I have them even the ending month I had them on the ending of Feb I got them they ends on 04/03/14, now is 01/04/14, I Neva saw them. Is this normal?

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Apr 01, 2014
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menstruation and breastfeeding
by: Anonymous

Hi, yes, it is very normal. Your hormones are completely different and are fluctuating while breastfeeding, this is why some moms skip months or have only light spotting on some months.

Even though it is normal, and there is nothing to worry about, as women, we do still need to look after ourselves and get to a gyne every few months to make sure that everything internal is running smoothly.

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Period problems!

by Sara
(Fort Scott, KS, UNITED STATES)

Hi my daughter is 5 months old and I would breast feed her constantly.

I did that for about 3 months but because of school I nurse her only once a day. In the beginning of august I got on the no horomone BC called paragard.

I had a period right before that. Its now been over a month and I havent had another peeriod do you think this is associated with my breast feeding or am I probably pregnant? Pleasr help im very confused!

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Sep 30, 2013
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Irregular periods
by: Lyssa

It has long been told that as long as you are exclusively breastfeeding your baby, you cannot get pregnant. This is an inaccurate statement. While high prolactin levels (the hormone that is in charge of milk production) can inhibit fertility, you can ovulate before you have a period and still get pregnant.

High prolactin levels can also throw off the body's "regular" cycle. Some days your baby may nurse more than others, and this can change your prolactin levels. This change can lead to irregular periods.

Your periods should regulate once your baby decides to wean, and this by itself is not usually a medical concern.

If you are concerned about pregnancy, I would suggest getting a home pregnancy test (a pee test), or contacting your doctor for a blood test.

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period and breastfeeding

by dorah
(pretoria)

Hi! I'm a new mom, my baby is now 8 months old,I still breast feed her.

I started to see my first period when she was five months old. it was at december, January and February 28th until 4th of march.

I even seen my period until this date. but I do feel little period pain, is it normal,or am I pregnant

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